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Can You Use a Regular Mattress with an Adjustable Frame?

Adjustable bed frames are a popular choice because of their comfort level and the benefits they provide in terms of sleep quality. For people who have trouble sleeping comfortably or who suffer from health conditions that make it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep, an adjustable bed can provide enormous relief. Adjustable bed frames can help relieve discomfort from health conditions such as insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, chronic pain, arthritis, and heartburn. If you sleep with a partner, an adjustable foundation setup can improve comfort levels for both of you, even if you have different sleeping preferences.

Couple reading a magazine in bed

As their name suggests, adjustable beds, which are hinged foundations equipped with an electric motor, can be adjusted into many different positions by the click of a button. The motor makes reclining or elevating the head or foot of your mattress simple. The MotionInABox™ Adjustable Base even comes with zero-gravity and anti-snore remote presets. With a Bluetooth enabled remote, you can adjust your bed into the optimal position without the inconvenience of getting up.

If you are thinking about switching from a standard bed frame to an adjustable bed, then you should be aware that you will likely need a mattress that is compatible with an adjustable bed frame. Most “regular” mattresses are not flexible enough to accommodate a bed frame that offers full range of motion. Instead you will want to purchase a memory foam or hybrid mattress in a box to pair with your new adjustable bed frame or base.

Why is a "Regular" Mattress a Bad Idea?

Regular, conventional mattresses are actually called innerspring mattresses. An innerspring mattress is constructed with steel coils and various fibers or padding to provide support. These coils are available as either pocket coils or continuous coils. Innerspring mattresses must be specifically designed for use with adjustable bed frames in order to be compatible. An innerspring mattress with pocket coils would be recommended because the coils are wrapped individually and provide more targeted support to the body’s pressure points. While it is difficult to find an innerspring mattress compatible with adjustable beds, they do exist but can be extremely expensive and much less durable than other options, such as memory foam or hybrid mattresses.

Benefits of a Foam or Hybrid Mattress in a Box

A memory foam mattress in a box is preferred for adjustable beds because of the high flexibility and great response to pressure. A memory foam mattress will easily bend and return to its original form, while still providing sufficient support. In other words, memory foam mattresses easily fit into any position you need without damaging the mattress. This makes memory foam mattresses highly compatible with adjustable bed frames.

Another benefit of memory foam mattresses is that they are known to help prevent or provide relief for a variety of health conditions. Given that adjustable beds also provide similar relief, a memory foam mattress perfectly complements an adjustable bed for comfortable and healthy sleep.

Although memory foam has a bad reputation for sleeping hot, some memory foam mattress brands, including BedInABox®, are developed with built-in cooling technologies to prevent this issue.

A hybrid mattress is similar to a memory foam mattress in that a hybrid is made, in part, with memory foam. Hybrid mattresses are generally constructed with a variety of mattress materials available on the market, but most hybrids are a blend of inner coils and memory foam. These mattresses provide the comfort and durability of foam mattresses, while giving the extra bounce of a traditional innerspring mattress. However, a hybrid mattress must be designed for an adjustable bed in order to be compatible, due to the varied construction.

High Quality Mattresses from BedInABox®

If you are considering an adjustable bed frame setup with a compatible mattress, you can easily have both shipped directly to your door when you buy them from BedInABox®. Every BedInABox® mattress is compatible with our MotionInABox™ Adjustable Bed Frame. We also proudly made every mattress in the USA using only high quality memory foam that we develop in house. So whether you need an all memory foam mattress or our Dual Hybrid™ for your adjustable base, you can sleep comfortably knowing your new mattress is made to last and safe to use.